BBQ Lovers This is for You

When Pit Master and owner of Whitey’s BBQ told me, “It’s just the way I love to cook,” I knew I was in store for some darn good BBQ. A mechanic by trade, Tim Mallory followed his BBQ dream ten years ago and started a BBQ catering company. In October 2016, Tim and his wife…

The Museums of La Conner, WA

If you are heading to the historic town of La Conner, WA be sure to stop by some of their museums like the free Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, and the Skagit County Historical Museum. All three are within walking distance of downtown and worth the visit! Read more at…

Jacksonville Beach: A Romantic Destination on the Florida Coast

This fall I spent a few days touring the Florida Coast and overnighted at Jacksonville, Florida. As a guest of the Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant, I discovered this beach town is one of Florida’s romantic hidden gems. Read more at “Escape to Jacksonville Beach: Florida’s Romantic Hideaway,” at WanderWithWonder.com.  

Two Options for Lodging in La Conner, WA

La Conner Channel Lodge and La Conner Country Inn offers a different experience. The La Conner Channel Lodge is on the more luxurious side and mostly geared toward couples. La Conner Country is more family-oriented with larger and pet-friendly rooms. Both are steps away from La Conner’s downtown shopping, dining, and museums. Read more at…

An Inn with a Water View in Gig Harbor

It’s late afternoon, and I’m chilling on the red brick porch connected to my room at the Waterfront Inn in Gig Harbor, Washington. Twenty feet away is the shoreline with boats and a few seals cruising through the water. There is also a shared over-the-water-deck with plenty of lounging chairs and a dock with kayaks and one…

The Silverwater Cafe in Port Townsend, WA

After seeing the menu in the Starlight Lounge at the Rose Theater, I put the Silverwater Cafe on my dining list for my next trip to Port Townsend, WA. The cafe has been a thriving Port Townsend restaurant for 27 years and is now one of my favorite restaurants in Port Townsend, WA. Read more at “Heavenly…

The Museums of Poulsbo

On a fall trip to the town of Poulsbo, I stopped by the Poulsbo Maritime Museum. The museum opened a little over a year ago, and its exhibits focus on Poulsbo’s maritime history, fishing, boat building, the oyster industry, local characters, and of course, boats. Read more at “Poulsbo Maritime Museum – Boat Builders, Boats and…

River Rock Inn – A Romantic Getaway

Situated on five secluded arches with a spa and multi-course breakfast the River Rock Inn in Arlington, WA is a great getaway destination for some downtime or a romantic retreat. Read more at “A Woodland Escape at River Rock Inn” on WanderWithWonder.com.

Destinaton Mukilteo

If you want to climb a lighthouse tower, see a ferry, stay in a waterfront boutique hotel, have a beach campfire and dine in fabulous restaurants put a trip to Mukilteo on your bucket list.

Essay in Niche Literary Magazine

Thrilled that my essay “Jars of Tarantulas” (pg. 92) is in print with Niche Literary Magazine! Please take the time out of your day to read all the wonderful writers in issue #6.

The Silver Cloud Inn Mukilteo

Looking for waterfront hotel in Washington State? The Silver Cloud Inn Mukilteo takes the idea of waterfront quite literally, for when the tide is in, the sea laps against its base, and when the tide is out, guests have a small beach to explore.

Does the Fountain of Youth Exist?

For my latest article in Bainbridge Island Magazine, I had a wonderful time interviewing Bainbridge Island seniors who “keep on, keepin’ on.” What did I learn about staying youthful well into your 90s? You’ll have to read the article to find out!